Post by bighairygrinch on Jan 18, 2006 5:29:49 GMT -5
Who's going? am i the only one? i'm getting a bit excited in anticipation of the show already. the only cooler thing that could happen would be to get a bootleg of the show....or to meet the 3 hombres themselves.... :-[
A successful end to the first part of the Canadian leg of Nickelback's world tour. Danko will be picking back up with everyone in 2 weeks when the second leg kicks off at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Danko Jones played great tonight. Danko beat himself bloody, it was awesome. I saw a 10 year old kid dying of cancer take in the whole thing.
Hey take it easy guys
We were hanging out in the dressing room when Chad Taylor from Live came in to say hello. We hadn't really talked to many members of Live as they were flying from show to show. We got to talking and Chad told this awesome story about James Hetfield almost kicking Marilyn Manson's ass.
Yeah he went right up to him and said ..... bla bla bla
It was wicked.
Were about to hit the road for the 30 hour drive to Toronto and more importantly home. Minus Danko, who will be staying in town and starting press for the new release as well as recording his radio show the magical world of rock.
I'll be taking in our Tour Manager Martin Svensson for a night til his flight flys out from Toronto to Sweden his native land. We will mostly likely hangout at my apartment and smokes blunts with members Goat Horn and The Illuminati
Martin is totally from Sweden
I had a great time and would like to thank the band for the opportunity to work with them. I didn't even mind the blood all over the guitar or the 7 years of sweat in trhe guitar straps.
Me caring for the bloody axes
I also like to thank Corey Shields and hell even his father Morely Shields for creating him. Corey was helpful to getting me involved and look forward to working him again soon.
Corey Shields with The Corey Shields Fan Club President Jack Tripper
Last Edit: Jan 29, 2006 2:14:35 GMT -5 by parkdale
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side We are strong and not afraid to die We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled WE'LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
Post by bighairygrinch on Jan 29, 2006 2:40:25 GMT -5
i just wanted to say that you guys fucking rocked tonight! the only thing that sucked was the set was too short - about 35 mins......
i was still in line getting a beer when i heard Sticky Situation playing.... then came Samuel Sin, Forget My Name, Invisible, Bounce, Lovercall, and the last song was Mountain....i may have forgot a song or 2, but Danko + company got about 35 mins of stage time, and i was up in the upper level screaming my ass off with my date, who had never heard of DJ until about a week ago - she's a newly converted fan now, and said DJ had the most energy out of all the bands on stage tonight.
kudos to you guys, Dan, Danko, and J.C. you've got lots more fans now in Winnipeg!
Post by bighairygrinch on Jan 29, 2006 3:45:51 GMT -5
it was too late for press time for the local media to give their reviews on the Winnipeg show, however, they printed the reviews from Calgary and Edmonton, both giving rave reviews of Danko Jones and how he upstaged both headlining acts:
Calgary, Jan. 23rd "What was a little more heartening, was the relatively positive reception afforded to openers Danko Jones and his band.
The trio are like a streamlined Queens of the Stone Age, with Jones oozing rock star charisma.
Those who showed up early were given only a glorious glimpse of what they've been doing for over a decade -- loud, sleazy, sexy, cocky rock 'n' roll you wouldn't dare bring home to meet the folks.
But, then again, unless it was to feel-up mom and punchup pops, what self-respecting rock 'n' roll would accept the invitation? "
Edmonton, Jan. 22nd "But before I get to that, let's talk about how opening act Danko Jones' three-piece upstaged everyone. I can't say how refreshing it is to bear witness to a real rock star -- Jones is the real deal, opening act or not.
With a set of straightahead power-chord rock, Jones ran through songs about kissing on the first date preceded by others about seeing you in hell. He had me laughing only because of my amazement at his presence. A hybrid of Headstones' Hugh Dillon and a spastic storyteller with Gene Simmons' tongue , Jones made me believe, won over the crowd, and put that much more pressure on Live and Nickelback. "
Well that's pretty weird. At the time I first heard dj, I din't even listen to as much rock as I do now. But when I was at my first show, I kept lookin at bc going "HOly shit, this is fuckin amazing!!" Are we all weird and disturbed? I have some really bad cutdowns, but instead I'll be good...
Post by madguitarist on Jan 30, 2006 23:23:39 GMT -5
yeah, but when we the fans say he's a freak of nature, we don't mean it in the derogatory sense like in which they said it.
Rock on, grinch, you're exactly right. I took a brief look at the Nickelback forums today, and it really wasn't very entertaining. Their fans just sound like the usual lemmings, you know, the ones that find out the name of their new favorite band when MTV or their local pop radio station tells them who it is.
Here's an example of the intelligent discourse you guys are missing - this from yogirl on the Nickelback forum in response to a concert review that gave DJ high marks but said that the Nickelback show lacked imagination:
"What I think is interesting... In all of the forum member reviews - I've seen only one that really enjoyed Danko Jones. I'm guessing that if you translate that to the general population, he's not that great!
Why YURI WUENSCH gushes over Danko Jones... This is just another case of "I want to appear to be hip" psuedo-trend-setting from a critic who digs being able to claim he was a fan "before the fame"! If they ever become HUGELY successful he can then take the credit for turning people on to DJ!
It was just his obvious attempt to push Danko Jones simply because he's the newest artist of the bunch. I'm convinced that since they have no real taste, (or lose it over time) critics blindly latch on to whatever's new - no matter how bad or weird or talentless - just in case it becomes the next big thing! The pit fall is that to prove their credibility and get you 'on board' they have to try and convince you that all the talented, established and proven bands are really crappy and boring, and that you just don't realise it."
Well, what can you say? Let me apologize to Danko, because I seriously doubt that he wants us on here tearing down Nickelback and their fans (no matter how retarded they are), because I'm sure he's grateful for the opportunity to tour with them, and I honestly don't blame him. I've just had it with pop music (yes, Nickelback falls into that woeful category) and radio and record labels, etc., because if the average fan was a little bit more independently minded (meaning that they didn't have to be told what is good music, who's music to buy, etc.) then the labels, radio stations, etc. would have to change the way that they do business, meaning that artist like Danko could actually get the respect that they deserve. That would translate to a lot of deserving artists, since our current culture seems to focus on only a handful of artists at any given time.
Right now, there is no fucking incentive for them to change anything, because they know that they can dictate to the general population who the popular bands are and who will sell the most records. Okay, rant over - need more alcohol - God bless Danko and all the rest of you who share my pain. :-[
Oh god I do hope some of those people join this board. Better yet...let me go sign up there. MOOWAHAHhahahahaaa. P.s I don't think dj cares that much what we think of certain things, as long as we aren't spreadin misinformation, or hatin on them. I talk enough shit for everyone